True crime author Ann Rule’s two sons allegedly coerced their bestselling mother out of $100,000, authorities say, according to the Huffington Post. The report says that one son even “demanded money while she ‘cowered in her wheelchair.’” Michael and Andrew Rule have been charged with domestic violence crimes in Ann’s home of King County, Washington.
84-year-old Rule, who has written 30 New York Times bestsellers, including The Stranger Beside Me, about serial killer Ted Bundy, has suffered ill health since October of 2013, when she broke her hip in a fall. According to documents the Huffington Post received from the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, Rule is “on oxygen at all times,” is prone to bouts of “extreme confusion,” and is “vulnerable to undue influence.” The author is “unable to perform many activities of daily living without assistance.”
On March 2, Rule’s son-in-law, Glen Scorr, reported to the prosecutor’s office that he suspected Rule was